Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 3

This Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 3 lesson plan also includes:

Curator, artist, art handler, archivist, conservator-restorer, guide. Who would have thought there were so many different kinds of museum professionals? After a visit to an art museum, class members reflect on the role of the museum in society and research the responsibilities of the various museum professionals.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If not possible to visit a local museum, check out the dozens of virtual tours available on the Internet
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed to accompany a visit to the J. Paul Gerry Museum in Los Angeles, the lessons could be easily adapted to any art museum
  • Third in a sequential 3-lesson unit
  • Presumes class members have visited a museum
  • Requires copies of the museum's mission statement
  • Includes activities designed specifically for 6–8 and 9–12 grade classes
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